Monday, March 14, 2011

Drawing the Line

I have been hearing, seeing and reading a lot about the debates surrounding the move to legalize contraception and abortion masked as responsible parenthood in the country.

To tell you quite frankly, I am glad that these things are happening.

Glad not because the contraception is being pushed down our throats but because the hidden reality about Catholics who are in name only are coming out and shedding their pretenses.  Priests, nuns and laity alike are now known as either "pro-choice" or "pro-life".

Things happen for a reason and that is why lines are drawn.  Either you are black or white.

Some of my friends stopped talking to me.  And most of these are classmates in theology class.  Brilliant mids and excellent speakers...People, who most of all, are very dear to me, looked at me with disdain as if I was infected with a contagious disease that they stopped talking to me.  Now, I know what it feels like to be disliked because of your faith!

And to my chagrin, I too was surprised that there are brother knights who are for "selective contraceptive".   Yup, they have such a term.  Even if Holy Mother Church mustered her Knights to defend life, there are actually those who do not believe the Gospel of Life.

Michael Voris, when he was here in Manila, said something to the effect of:  The devil loves the color gray, because you will never know what his true colors are.

In our highly relative world, morality and even what to believe in became much like things you would buy in a diner or a cafeteria.  Pick anything according to your taste.  Even the laws of nature are being bastardized.

We have to stand firm and be well grounded in the Faith so as to boldly witness to the truth of the Gospel.

We may lose friends but we gain new ones who would not lead us astray.

I am thus consoled by the words of the first pope:
In this you rejoice, though now for a little while you may have to suffer various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith, more precious than gold which though perishable is tested by fire, may redound to praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

(1 Peter 1 : 6 - 7)

1 comment:

  1. I believe that the RH Bill is a tool to finally draw the line between the sheep and the goats here in the Philippines. Masyado na kasi tayong naging complacent eh kaya marami ang nawawala sa Simbahan. This is a wake-up call for all of us.

    Naalala ko sa Gospel, hinati lang yung mga tao sa 2 grupo: Sheep and Goats. Walang sinabi sa Gospel na Sheep-goat. Walang kalahating sheep at kalahating goat.

    It is either you are with God or against God. That is clear from the Gospel.